Today I am taking part in the books on tour and sharing my review for The Next Wife by Liz Lawler. This was released on the 3rd of November, published by Bookouture.
The Next Wife by Liz Lawer
Release Date: 3rd of November 2020
Print Length: 336 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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I should never have married him. I ignored the warnings. It’s what you do when you’re in love. Ignore what you don’t want to see.
My husband is everything I ever dreamed of. A handsome, successful doctor who swept me off my feet.
Our new life together is perfect.
But am I good enough for him? I never seem to get anything right. And I’m starting to feel a little afraid of the man I married.
He’s taken away my bank card and my phone. I don’t know what to think or what to do. I gave up everything for him and now I’m trapped.
Then a stranger comes to our door. She tells me that I can’t trust my husband.
That I should ask him what happened to his first wife.
Totally gripping, chilling and with a twist you won’t see coming, The Next Wife is a dark, heart-stopping story of what really goes on behind closed doors. Fans of My Lovely Wife, B A Paris and JP Delaney will be completely enthralled by this addictive read.
The Next Wife is a very dark and twisted read and one that had me glued to my Kindle until the early hours. The opening is shocking, intense, chilling, suspenseful and sets up the tone for the rest of the story. It definitely caught my attention that’s for sure.
In a market were we are spoiled for choice with these types of stories, I did enjoy Liz Lawler’s spin on it. It is never easy reading books that deal with such hard hitting issues, such a physical violence, verbal abuse and rape, but Liz Lawler does a great job of being sensitive to these, but also does not gloss over the seriousness of it.
I have never detested and despised a character more than Dr. Daniel Meyers! I am not a violent person in any way, but this guy did have me wanting to reach into the Kindle and slap him one! He was just pure evil and to Liz Lawler’s credit, has been perfectly created and written as the villain for you to have these feelings.
The Next Wife is a slow burn to begin with as the foundation is laid, but it does gain momentum along the way, making for a more thrilling second half. There are twist and turns aplenty, as shocking revelations are brought to the surface and with an outcome I didn’t expect, makes for a very gripping read.
This is the first book I have read from Liz Lawler and it won’t be my last. I enjoyed her style and how she was able to keep my attention throughout. She sure knows how to spin a tale and I look forward to reading what she comes out with next.
Thank you to Liz Lawler, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Next Wife, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Liz Lawler
Liz Lawler grew up sharing pants, socks, occasionally a toothbrush, sleeping four to a bed. Born in Chatham and partly raised in Dublin, she is one of fourteen children.
She spent over twenty years as a nurse and has since fitted in working as a flight attendant, a general manager of a five star hotel, and is now working with trains.
She became an author in 2017 when her debut novel Don’t Wake Up was published by Twenty7.
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